Mr. Pickles Digs Deeper
Stewart says the frantic pace of the first season will let up just a bit in the second to give viewers a chance to get to know some of the supporting characters, like Sheriff, and one episode will be completely given over to the in-show TV series Astronaut Dolphin Detective. “A lot of our bigger A stories this season will fall around Sheriff, who we get to know quite a bit more,” he say. “Sheriff is becoming a really fun character ... He’s just kind of instant comedy, so we’re hanging out with Sheriff a little bit more.”
Which isn’t to say that there won’t be plenty to learn about Mr. Pickles himself as the season progresses. “We’re going to be giving a little bit more away as the seasons go as to Mr. Pickles and his backstory,” says Stewart.
“We’re going to slowly show little hints, so they won’t be in your face, but they’ve been there along the way,” says Carsola. “You’d have to really pay close attention to every detail to pick up on that stuff. I think eventually down the line somebody could look back at season one and say all those hints are there, but I don’t think that anybody could really figure it out.”
Stewart says each episode is written around ideas that make them laugh and the challenge is finding the ideas that stick. “The only thing that we really stay away from in Mr. Pickles are religious jokes, because the show isn’t really about religion and religious jokes are easy,” says Stewart. “I guess you could say that Will and I like to make things timeless, so we never do current, topical things.” [ come true. “I am such a fan of video games in general, but in particular this series of video games, and I’m kind of a horror nut,” he says. “To get to do something that’s a little more mature, a bit more gritty and to work with some of the most talented animators in town was just a dream come true and I’m super pleased with how it turned out.” [